PRIZE DRAWING: Because I Want You To Get Au Natural

I once in awhile dabble in the au naturalness. I believe I do my best thinking when I’m au natural, so whenever I write a review I try to be completely naked. I believe clothes restricts my creativity, although this belief makes it extremely difficult to write in coffee shops.

Are you an au natural person? How about occasionally au natural?

If you like your colas to be as au natural as you, you should try Pepsi Natural. It’s a premium cola made with all-natural ingredients, including natural sugar, natural caramel, kola nut extract, natural apple extract, and lightly sparking water. It also comes in a glass bottle like in the good old days before plastic bottles were just a twinkle in the eye of chemists. We reviewed it a few months ago and enjoyed it. If you want to learn more about Pepsi Natural and read other reviews about it, visit

Thanks to the kind folks at Pepsi, we have a Pepsi Natural “Au Natural” prize pack to give away, valued at $50 and featuring the following fun items:

Pepsi Natural “Au Natural” Giveaway
·         Pepsi Natural re-usable 100% organic cotton canvas bag
·         Yoga mat
·         Yoga mat tote
·         Pepsi Natural canvas hat made from 100% organic cotton
·         4-pack of Pepsi Natural premium cola drinks

To enter this prize drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. Your comment MUST include something you’ve done that you would consider “natural,” like drinking water from a river, not using deodorant, recycling bottles, or using sheepskin condoms.

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one entry allowed per person and it’s only open to those 18 years old or older in the United States and Canada.

Good luck!

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192 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because I Want You To Get Au Natural”

  1. I once took a shit in the woods and wiped my ass with a maple leaf, now that’s natural!

  2. We recycle bathwater. There are seven of us in this household. We’re saving water!

    I’m kidding.

    Or not.

    I don’t know.

  3. I grow some of my own veggies , that’s natural 🙂
    I do try to save water by not flushing every time I pee, the other is a must flush hahahha

  4. I peed in the woods when our car broke down in the middle of Alaska once. I’m pretty sure some leaves brushed against me.

    That’s natural enough for me.

  5. I don’t shave as often. I look like George Michael circa 1987 from the waist down.

    It’s like going to Europe, but with all the comforts of home!

  6. I spent the first three days of my honeymoon without deodorant as my luggage went to Hawaii without us. I certainly smelled au natural.

  7. I admit I have gone around without deodorant when I was younger, but that’s because I was lazy… and since women smell naturally like onion, it was pretty obvious.

    I have used eggs, olive oil, and may on my hair. Didn’t work too well. Does it count if I washed it out with shampoo afterward?

    But really, I eat natto. That’s natural right? Also I ate a farm raised chicken. Delicious and low fat. I also used to help my mom make yogurt and bean sprouts. I used to do that thing where you don’t wash your hair for a week, that is, before it was popular. I looked greasier than an emo with oily skin. I use all natural skin products that weren’t tested on animals, at least the final product wasn’t O_o…
    I’m made of carbon. So, I’m as natural as you can get.

    I raise turtles and make turtle soup. Kidding. Too expensive. Oh, I’m against whaling for ‘scientific’ purposes just because I know better from the source. Nobody seems to care about people eating whales that are going extinct, but sure freak out when you tell them you eat horse.

  8. I went deer hunting in upstate NY and I was attacked by a
    easten wolf. I didnt have my rifle as it was off maybe 15 feet as i had to pee. I had to go hand to hand or hand to jaw with
    the crazed beast. Lucky for me I fell back on my vietman combat training. Using all my training that eastern wolf is now a belt and Me well im missing my right arm.


  9. We recycle, grow tomatoes, and make our own pasta from organic flour.

    When deer season comes around, my father in law provides use with plenty of deer meat for the year and we go hunting for wild blackberries on their property.

    is that natural enough for you? or do i have to mention the solar charger for the laptop?

  10. Due to a scheduling mishap no anesthesiologist was available , so I was forced to give birth without any drugs what so ever.

    Natural childbirth is pretty primal and sadly natural

  11. I guess I will say that the time I had to go all natural would be after the car accident and my arm was wrapped (with a bandage) to hold the bones in place. So I had to rely on my hubby to help my bath. Lets just say he was working a lot and I went way more day without a bath than I ever would have dreamed I would go in my life.
    Ya so not showering for a very LONG period of time was the naturalist I have been. YUCK! 😛

  12. Many years ago I chipped both my front teeth and had them both put back together (so to speak) without the benefit of a local anesthetic.

    This is something I don’t recommend anyone else trying…

  13. I have eaten veggies when I was younger from our garden in the backyard.

    I have a prius, that is natural enough via car wise

  14. I recently learned how to use cloth diapers when I was forced to change my nephews diaper.

    That was certainly a natural experience.

  15. Just yesterday my only meals consisted of foods picked from the garden. Nothing store bought everything “au natural”. Mmmmm to grilled zucchini & squash.

  16. Instead of using soap I use rocks to scrape the evilness, I mean dirty from me because I am a dirty girl. Very, very dirty. So…dirty…

  17. I once went on a group nude hike on the Appalaichan Trail. I have the picture to prove it but I don’t the glare from my pale skin to blind anyone so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

  18. I recycle to the point of picking my boyfriend’s “trash” out of the garbage can. Lazy!

  19. I went camping in Colorado once, in mid-July. The heavy snow collapsed the tent on our faces.

  20. Sex in the woods, you can’t get much more natural than that! (Tent? We don’t need no stinking tent!)

    On another note, I really want to try this. I’m allergic to corn, so a cola without corn syrup rocks!

  21. I once crafted an entire outfit out of leaves and grasses, with a live bird as a headpiece.

    Bird crap, for the record, is not a great conditioner.

  22. I am not as hardcore as some of the other posters, but I use a reusable water bottle and have a set of dishes and utensils at work so I don’t constantly throw away the plastic ones.

  23. We go camping all the time, with a tent. We also recycle daily. We collect rainwater and use it to water flowers and plants.
    I really hope I win!

  24. Sometimes, when I eat Gorton’s salmon fillets, I microwave them so they’re just barely defrosted. This way, I feel like I’m eating sashimi for a much cheaper price, and I enjoy the natural-like taste.

  25. I spin my own yarn and make clothing with it, and I use baking soda as shampoo and apple cider vinegar as conditioner.

    I also love organic cotton tote bags 🙂

  26. I regularly return used motor oil to the earth. Specifically I pour it in my neighbor’s yard.

    I’m giving back to Gaia or some hippy shit like that.

  27. not only do I enter blog contests, I have neen known to pan for gold– that is pretty natural!

  28. We have a vegetable garden and I love to eat tomatoes and sugar snap peas right off the plant!

  29. I eat veggies straight from my garden. Complete with cocoons. The other night, I made a salad with lettuce, radishes and carrots from my garden and saw two caterpillars crawl across my plate. And that’s after I employed the salad spinner!

  30. My fiancee and & I recycle bottles/cans and paper for pickup.
    We also have a old fashioned manual push lawn mower.

    Oh and I sleep “au natural”….TMI?

    Anyway, can I win something this time, please?

  31. Wait people actually use Deodorant??!!

    Okay since I don’t do that then I guess I not that doing makes me Natural.

  32. As a child, I consumed mushrooms that grew in our front yard, in spite of my mother’s warnings that they were poisonous. I was fine, naturally.

  33. I’ve eaten fresh-shot wild moose straight out of the forest, wild deer jerky, and picked saskatoon berries in a bear infested forest. I’ve peed in the woods, taken care of orphaned baby birds, eaten veggies out of the garden, and have recycled more than my fair share while on a committee for it in high school. WOO CANADA.

  34. I peed in the woods one time when I was drunk. I felt pretty close to nature, I have to say.

  35. I recyle our plastic, paper and cardboard once a week – the best part is is that someone else picks it up!
    I try and buy organic when it isn’t too pricey and I try and buy local farm fresh prodcue even though our local stores are flooded with un ripe american produce lol
    Plus I like Pepsi!

  36. I did not shave for the first three years of college… anywhere. Conveniently I was a liberal arts major.

  37. I live in a hollowed-out elm tree with my friends, the Keebler elves. We make cookies, naturally, all. day. long.

  38. I’ve pissed behind a sign in front of a graveyard….but that’s probably a bad thing 😛 So for my natural comment when I was growing up I would visit my grandparents who had horrible bad well water and we would drive a few miles away and bring empty jugs to get fresh spring water to drink and cook with. Nothing compares to fresh spring water – no matter what bottled water says 🙂

  39. I don’t know if this counts, but the other morning I let my cat eat the mouse she caught for breakfast, instead of serving her her usual Fancy Feast.

  40. I often use the disposal in the kitchen sink to get rid of biodegradable food* items that could be placed into the trash. This way, their nutrient-rich content goes back into the environment and can be re-used more quickly instead of sitting in a landfill decomposing at an alarmingly slow rate.

  41. I travel to third world countries as a community nutritionist teaching locals how to safely store rainwater in clay jars, and then purify it for clean drinking water.

  42. I make salads out of dandelions and other edible stuff that grows in a canyon nearby. Also recycling. I’ve got to do *something* to compensate for the gas-guzzling SUV in the driveway!

  43. I live in Maine. That’s pretty natural. The trees and mosquitos out number the people a billion to one.

  44. I compost everything. Even though I don’t actually grow anything in my garden except weeds.

  45. A certain deli/sandwich chain in upstate NY composts EVERYTHING and I give people dirty looks who don’t put their waste in the proper bins.

    If they’re friends of mine and with me? I publicly shame them into composting.

  46. I compost a bit… and I’m building a chicken coop for some my own free range eggs.

  47. I rarely wash my hair, thus saving the environment from all the harsh chemicals in shampoo. I would probably never wash it, but I get quilted into it by friends. Unfortunately for me, since God passed by me when handing out great heads of hair, not shampooing it has little effect on anything. It still appears clean.

  48. I don’t wear underwear. Haven’t for two years. It saves a lot on water usage for washing. Very, very, natural.

    Or is that commando?

  49. While showering i use lye soap so i dont have to shower as much. It burns so good. I drive a 1997 honda civic hatchback that uses regular gasoline, no super for this car, that gets 32 miles to the gallon. My phone is always on power save mode, so it will not die as often. Along with my Ipod touch that has its brightness turned all the way down at all times. I tend not to be a messy person and wear the same clothes weeks on end without washing them. I walked to work for 5 months straight till it got way too hot outside. I rarely wear deodorant anywhere. My carbon footprint is not too big, size 10.5. Me and my friends try to carpool as much as possible. I try and buy in bulk, everyone says it saves money. I can not think of anything else…oh well.

  50. We recycle paper, plastic and aluminum in my house. Have rain barrels and collect rain to water our garden with. Very pro natural and environmentally friendly products!

  51. Whenever someone says “I eat sustainably” I always reply: “Well, what do you do when you take a shit?” I mean, honestly, if it goes down the drain, that’s not really sustainable, is it?

    That’s why I use humanure in my garden. (JK, we actually use horse-shit, but it’s a start I suppose)

    Oh, and I also poop in the woods. That’s au natural.

  52. I read paperback books instead of spending all my time online.

    Paper is a natural material; websites are not.

  53. I kill my dog’s and my cat’s fleas with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water…they suprisingly don’t smell as bad as you’d think…

  54. I forage for edible plants when I visit public parks. Nobody misses a dandelion or three. Or five.

  55. I recycle like a madman, both at home and at work. I use lavender oil on a rag and a wadded up foil ball for my dryer sheets. We use a 1.6 GPM showerhead and limit showers to 8 minutes each. I installed an electric heat pump water heater and spent less than $30 this YEAR heating my water. Yes, YEAR. I’m on my second hybrid car. I feed my kids veggie burgers and tell them it’s real meat. I buy organic cleaners. I put ground flax into many of my recipes. I got nothing for comedy…..sorry….:(

  56. The most natural thing I’ve done recently was stopping my meds before they ran out after surgery. Pain is better than not remembering anything sometimes…

  57. We do a lot of natural things. My mom has her own fruit and vegetable garden in the backyard. She grows green onions, tomatoes, and papayas.

    Deodorant makes me feel chalky, so I don’t use it all. It’s very comfortable despite the fact that it leaves a huge stink on my shirts.

    We recycle as a family. Recycling cans, plastic, bottles, and other materials will produce positive results. Not only does it save the environment and keep the Earth clean, but we receive extra cash.

  58. I went on an Electron Fast, which I went for three days without television, Internet, E-mail, cell phone, newspaper, magazines, or books.

    Nothing says natural than saving electricity and trees.

  59. This weekend, I’m going to go hiking in the woods and use all Tom’s of Maine personal care products. Can’t get much more natural than that!

  60. The “natural” things I do:

    1) wash my hair 1x/week
    2) fart in public (if you don’t you will get a sore throat!)
    3) grow my vegetables/fruits in my backyard
    4) recycle
    5) no bra!

  61. I use a goat to cut my grass
    make my own soap
    bath in the creek in my backyard
    and only eat the vegatables that I grow and the meat is only what I can catch. MMMM squirrels!!!

  62. Natural makeup for me– coal for eyeliner, beets to stain the lips, cochineal beetles for blush on the cheeks. Ok, kidding on the beetles.

  63. I am so natural, I have allowed not one but TWO human beings to be sustained by milk that I made myself. You know, in my boobs. Even though a lot of people insisted that it was much more natural to mix up some formula powder in a bottle.

    You’re welcome.

  64. Once I went for a week w/o showering to prove how much water was wasted. I gave up when I smelled myself.

  65. I recently switched to a laundry detergent that is made from all natural ingredients, and is easier for …wherever we send our used water to deal with. That’s probably the most natural thing I do. >.> I love Pepsi though! 😀

  66. Well, the most natural thing I’ve done is run my green blog, and if I win this, I will even remember to update it with a review (my life has turned insanely busy).

  67. I breastfed both my children. Oh! and my hair colour has been natural for the last year after 20+ years of not being natural. Does that count?

  68. I rarely shave my legs so I have that all-natural European look.

    I hope nobody reads this.

  69. as a blonde, it was natural for me to be able to name more brands of shampoo than US states….

  70. There is this waterfall in Iceland that you can drink from. It tasted good. 😀

  71. Unless it’s absolutely necessary, I don’t wear a bra. They’re very… confining. Not natural at all.

  72. I drink coconut juice straight from the coconut. Hella natural. Not even a straw!

  73. I made some yummy tea with leaves while camping, mint leaves and water is great.

  74. When I was but a wee lad, I used to grab those strands of grass that look like wheat but aren’t, and chew on them and pretend that I came from the South.

  75. I’m allergic to basically anything “unnatural”, meaning petrochemicals (think Vaseline, mineral oil, anything that starts with “petro,” etc.), parabens (in everything!), processed foods (can’t eat anything from a box except pasta) and chlorine (like tap water, bottled water, household cleaners, you get the picture), so I’m about as natural as you can get. 🙂

  76. I rarely shave my legs, and then I use all-natural makeup to draw the attention away from my furry legs.

  77. Hmmm, I sleep au natural. And I’m growing tomatoes, so that’s kind of naturey, right? And I definitely recycle, use a refillable water bottle at work. I’m lame but that’s all I do.

  78. I compost. I take leftover food scraps, toilet paper rolls and twigs and turn them into uber dirt for my tomatoes and strawberries.

  79. I went number 2 outside once and used leaves to wipe, can’t get much more nautuarl than that!

  80. I collected a bunch paper from different buildings in my college, and recycled it all. It took a few hours to sort through all the paper.

  81. We recently decided to make a cake for a friend. Only, she can’t have Yeast or Sugar in her diet currently. Yes, that’s right, she’s metamorphosing into a Barbie Doll. That talks. And pees when you feed her martinis. But back to my story. So we went to Whole Foods (they just recently opened one here in Chicago that is the world’s largest…largest “meet” market that is) after finding a recipe online telling us how to make a cake (that word being subjective here) and icing (see previous note) without using yeast or sugar. ***fast forwarding*** So she and all of our friends actually really enjoyed it. Until we found out it makes you “natural”-ly regular…on a more regular basis than one would want.


  82. I went camping and cooked all meals over a fire. Overly natural for my personality! 🙂

  83. Does eating my children’s placentas count as being natural, or am I just an aspiring scientologist?

  84. When I stepped on a dog poop after work, I decided to take a walk and scrape the bottom of my shoe on anything abrasive and step in every puddle to clean it off. It didn’t work very well… but it was natural?

  85. I’ve recycled all ten of the little Italian ice cups I’ve polished off in the past two days. I know, I’m a hero.

  86. I’m a vegetarian! Also, I use natural deoderant made with hops and tea tree oil! And I drink protein shakes made with hemp protein and green veggies! Sounds gross, I know.

  87. I reuse paper towels and have a compost pile. Which means me both natural and incredibly cheap.

  88. Make my baby’s food – save the earth from all those little plastic containers or jars.

  89. Well… sometimes I walk from one store in a small area to the other instead of getting in my car and driving to the other side of the parking lot. And I recycle too, so that’s cool.

  90. Uhhh, i walked around outside in the middle of winter at nighttime with snow all over while naked. Cavemen did it, so it’s natural, of course they were incredibly hairy as well so it didn’t bother them as much as it hurt me…

  91. I drink from the pipe…tap water works for me, well, I do live in Hawaii so I can. 🙂

  92. I actually don’t ever wear deodorant. My armpits don’t sweat profusely, and I actually just threw away my last stick of deodorant because it had ~expired [basically it was falling apart].

  93. We never use electric at home unless it is an absolute necessity of life or death. We prefer candles and do web surfing at work. LOL

  94. I’m a total bitch. It’s natural for me. Also, I allow my dog’s poo to become one with the back yard instead of picking it up.

  95. For my entry, I would have to say this:

    Aww, natural-ly, I will not win this prize! Because that’s what I do naturally: lose. It’s something I do without even thinking about it. Really, it’s as natural to me as breathing. It’s a lifetime committment, truly it is.

  96. I don’t turn the a/c on in my car most of the time. The fact that it is 100 degrees here makes that pretty impressive.

  97. yea, i sleep naked, i go commando, & i turn off the water when i brush my teeth- but nothing beats natural childbirth….x3

  98. Too lazy to shave (or too natural, riggghtt eh eh eh????) = full bush at annual gyno exam, sexxxy.

  99. I mop the floor with vinegar-water instead of cleansers, and recycle paper in my classroom. How’s that?

  100. I’m not really into natural, but I did once make the sweet love to a young lady who had not shaved her armpits for quite some time (her nipples too, but that’s another story). I bravely did my duty and did not even complain until it was all over. She told me it was “natural” and I pointed out that not combing one’s hair was natural too, but that it seems to look better when one does. Oddly enough, we didn’t go for seconds or thirds.

    I guess I was hoping for something a little more unnatural.

  101. My husband and I take most showers together to save water. We use reuseable grocery bags whenever we can remember to take them into the store. We rewear as much of our clothing as possible before washing it to save on water and electricity. We light candles to keep from having to turn the heat up as high or to keep from having to turn on lights.

  102. I use a Nalgene water bottle and use the tap. I honestly can’t tell the difference between bottled and tap anymore.

  103. I always let my hair air dry.
    I think I’ve only used a blow dryer maybe 2 times my entire life, and that was when I was still little enough for mommy to do my hair.

  104. I have a penchant for exercising naked even if my flatmates are in the house. I still think it’s worth it for the looks on their face even though I’ve been doing it since we’ve all moved in.

  105. Made a makeshift “stall” with the front and back doors of my car to squat in and pee while on the fishing trip.

    The guys didn’t seem to mind, but why would they? They were busy marking their territory all through the woods…

  106. I showered in the rain, once. With all natural, earth-safe soaps too!

    It wasn’t really that awesome. It was actually really cold. And not terribly refreshing. But it was natural!

  107. I lived in campgrounds in the forest for two weeks cooking over the fire. We had no electronics or camp stoves or anything like that. We washed in the lake (safe, bio soap, of course). The kids never tired of saying and hearing “Washing my butt in Butt lake” Really it was Butt lake, not Butte, Butt. Named after some folks who must have a horrible time in junior high. Best two weeks ever!

  108. I used organic cotton washable menstrual pads for years. How’s *that* for natural?

  109. Usually, after I shower, I let my hair air dry! I’d even go so far as to say I only brush my hair once every 7 months.

  110. I live in Oregon. That, by itself, should count on principle– you have no choice BUT to be natural here. Heck, you try finding non-organic, non-locally grown food! YOU CAAAAAAAAAAN’T. IT’S IMPOOOOOOSSSSSSSIBLE!!! 😉

  111. I always buy naturally nested eggs.

    They taste better than unnaturally nested eggs because the chickens are happier. I feel like I am not eating solid fear.

  112. I trap insects, flies and bees in my house and let them free outside instead of swatting them.

  113. Natural childbirth, breast fed babies and cloth diapers. Glad they are [mostly] grown 🙂 now.

    Now it is reusuable water bottles with tap water, cloth grocery bags and eating veggies from the vegetable garden. 🙂

  114. I hang my clothes on the line instead of using a dryer. I also make my own laundry detergent.

  115. I drank out of a stream in the woods behind my Dad’s house! macd82 at gmail dot com

  116. Last time I had a winter storm, I took some snow and made a snow cone dessert.

  117. Peeing in the shower, though disgusting, is natural. I figure you save water without the flushing, but still I haven’t done this since I was 10 years old.

    Or, have I…?

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